8 rescued after boat sinks on York River

Good News Notes:  “Eight people aboard a sinking boat were rescued Tuesday afternoon on the York River. Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue was notified just after 3 p.m. and responded with two rescue boats. A Virginia Marine Police boat was able to reach the sinking boat first and rescue the passengers with no injuries. AFVR’s…

When disaster strikes, this Alabama nonprofit is ready

Good News Notes: “Hurricane Ida was on Judy Holland’s radar as soon as it was on James Spann’s. As the managing director of High Socks for Hope, she knows that whenever a hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster happens in the Southeast, the nonprofit organization will soon spring into action. And they’ll still be in the…

FL Firefighter Rescues Terrified Goat From 30-Foot-Deep Sinkhole

Good News Notes: “Firefighters diligently train for a variety of risky rescues they might encounter on the job, but this was definitely a first for firefighter Adam Hudson of the High Springs Fire Department. On Sunday just after 2:30 p.m., Hudson’s fire crew, based in Alachua County in north-central Florida, home of Florida State University, was…

Olympian Maria Andrejczyk auctions medal for infant’s surgery

Good News Notes: “Not even two weeks since winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk put it up for auction to help save an infant’s life.  On Monday, she announced that she exceeded her fundraising goal. And she’s keeping her silver medal thanks to the donor who put her…

Army veteran in Canton receives new roof from nonprofit

Good News Notes: “A partnership between Tittle Brothers Construction and Habitat for Humanity installed a roof for a U.S. Army Veteran in Canton Friday morning. It’s part of the Owen Corning National Roof Deployment Project that offers new roofs to service members in need. Carson Middlebrook said he applied for the program because his roof was leaking….

The Dover Detail nonprofit helps proud veterans fulfill their last wish

Good News Notes: “When military personnel are discharged or retire, their uniforms are often an afterthought. Many will sit in storage for years then make their way to second-hand stores, garage sales or they may even be sold online. Jerry Vaughan says they deserve respect. The Navy veteran has collected hundreds of uniforms just to…